Supported Employment Services in NJ | Community Access Unlimited

Employment Services


Newark Ave

First floor two bedroom, two bath apartment available for two females. Large closets and TVs in each bedroom. This unit has a small patio area to sit...

We believe that people with disabilities can lead productive, fulfilling lives as contributing members of their communities. The Employment Services team acts as a liaison between employers and the individuals we serve to facilitate a win-win relationship for both parties.

Our CARF-accredited employment services are recognized by the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI), the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DVRS), and the Union County American Jobs Center.

Contact your support coordinator or your local DVRS office today to get the process started, or explore our program offerings to see how we can help you or your loved one reach their full potential.

Some employment services are available virtually. Contact us to determine whether virtual employment services are right for you or your family. Visit our virtual services portal to learn more.

Group of women in aprons in a kitchen

Career Planning

Through career planning, members receive assistance to help them obtain, maintain, or advance in competitive employment or self-employment.

Our focused, time-limited service helps members identify a career direction and develop a plan for achieving competitive, integrated employment at or above the state’s minimum wage.

Members who participate in career planning work with staff to evaluate their skills and interests using a variety of different tools and assessments, including:

  • Job preference inventory.
  • Job sampling.
  • Situational assessment.
  • Adult vocational profile.
  • Job skills inventory.
  • Individual skills inventory.
Sam's club employment services

Prevocational Training

Prevocational Training helps members gain general strengths and skills that increase their competitiveness for potential job opportunities. Whether these skills translate to paid employment, volunteer work, or participation in the CAU job club, our employment services team strives to connect your loved one with the ideal resources.

Depending on the member’s strengths and interests, Prevocational Training can teach your loved one:

  • Effective communication.
  • Time management.
  • Job application instruction.
  • Professional boundaries.
  • Interview skills.
  • Computer skills.
  • Resume writing.

These skills and more may be taught through volunteer opportunities or job club.

Supported Employment

Based on your loved one’s needs, Supported Employment allows members to seek full-time, competitive employment in a group or individual setting.

Small Group Supported Employment

Our Small Group option is ideal for members who need more support to maintain employment. The services and training activities provided are in community-based businesses or industries for groups of two to eight individuals with disabilities. Supervisors provide on-site training and support as work is accomplished.

We support our Small Group members through a unique blend of training activities, including:

  • Travel training.
  • Job development.
  • Job site analysis and training.
  • Adaptive equipment.
  • Group placements.
  • Benefit supports.

Individual Supported Employment

Our Individual option is ideal for members looking to secure and maintain competitive, customized or self-employment. Individual members receive supports that help them find paid opportunities in an integrated setting, including:

  • Training and systematic instruction.
  • Job coaching.
  • Benefit supports.
  • Job development.
  • Travel training.
  • Job site analysis.

There is no limit to what our Employment Services team will do to help our members reach their full potential. Contact us today to help your loved one find their dream job.

Contact us today to learn more.

* indicates a required field.

  • Name * Required
  • Mailing Address * Required
  • I am interested in (choose all that apply) * Required
  • No longer working!
  • How did you hear about CAU? * Required
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.